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Rare Martha Chase "Alice in Wonderland" Four-Piece Set

Auction:
2476
Lot:
30
Sold for:
$40,290$34,000

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2476
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 10, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Rare Martha Chase "Alice in Wonderland" Four-Piece Set, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, c. 1920, this rare set consists of four characters: Alice, The Mad Hatter, the Duchess, and one Frog Footman; Alice with painted stockinette head with molded and painted features, heavily painted dark blonde hair, brown painted eyes with lashes, sateen body with painted stockinette limbs, wearing a cream-colored cotton two-piece dress and white leather shoes, ht. 12.5; The Mad Hatter with painted stockinette head with molded and painted features, yarn brown hair, brown painted eyes, heavily painted brows, boldly molded character features including large nose and smiling mouth, sateen body with painted stockinette limbs, wearing brown and white check one-piece suit with matching light brown jacket with cream cotton collar and bow tie, gray felt top hat with original cardboard sign reading "In This Style 10/6" and brown leather shoes, ht. 15; the Duchess with painted stockinette head with molded and painted features, bright red mohair wig, brown painted eyes with lashes, painted brows, boldly molded character features including dimples and smiling mouth, sateen body with painted stockinette limbs, wearing bronze polished cotton floral patterned gown and headdress with net veil, black leather shoes, ht. 13.5; Frog Footman with painted stockinette head with molded and painted features, gray mohair wig, boldly molded amphibious character features including bulging eyes and heavily painted frog skin, sateen body with painted stockinette limbs, wearing a three-piece cotton suit with red pants, gold vest, pale blue jacket and cotton bow tie, ht. 12.5 in., (frog footman missing one shoe).
Estimate $30,000-40,000

Frog Footman missing one shoe.

Keywords

painted stockinette head, Martha Chase, Alice in Wonderland, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Leather, Mad Hatter, Sateen, Shoe

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